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Prawn curry | How to make Prawn masala curry with coconut milk

Prawn curry

Prawn curry is an authentic Indian-style prawn dish prepared with a blend of spices and onion paste, coconut milk with mild seasonings. It’s a very simple recipe with delicious flavors and yummilicious tastes.

Prawns are quite versatile, and they cook quickly and effortlessly. They absorb all of the flavors we add and offer a scrumptious taste to the meal.

This crunchy treat is very tastier, with a somewhat sweet flavor and a meatier texture.

Every region has its own specialty in making this curry, making it taste distinct by using different ingredients. Depending on the region, they use coconut, poppy seeds, coconut milk, tamarind pulp, and kokum.

It is an excellent choice for any diet or health enthusiast since it is a rich source of low-fat protein, packed with nutrients such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, and an excellent source of vitamin A and E, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids.

We must choose fresh prawns with shells on when buying, then remove the shells and devein them.

Try our other fantastic seafood recipes featured in this blog Green masala fish fry, Prawn roast/Royyala vepudu.

We must clean and devein them after removing their shells. The most crucial and initial step in preparing any dish using prawns is deveining them.

Making an incision on the backside and drawing out the long thin black-colored line is required to remove their intestinal tract.

The raw onion paste, together with the coriander seeds, pepper, and cumin, creates the base of the curry, while the tomato adds a sweet and tangy flavor.

The coconut milk adds an authentic, deep flavor to the curry while also balancing it out.

Only a few spices, such as red chili powder, turmeric, and a dash of garam masala, are used, ensuring that the prawns themselves enhance the overall flavor of the curry.

Tips for acing the dish

  1. They must be really fresh.
  2. Before adding them to the dish, we must devein them.
  3. Don’t skimp on the coconut milk; it’s what gives the curry its flavor.
  4. Overcooked prawns impart a sweet flavor to the curry and turn rubbery.

How to make Prawn curry

  1. Devein the prawns by making an incision on the rear and drawing the black line out that represents the intestinal tract. Now, clean them by rinsing them twice or three times with vinegar and then with water. Drain the water from them.

2. In a mixing bowl, add the prawns, ¼th tsp turmeric, ½tsp salt, and 1tsp lemon juice.

Prawn curry
Prawn curry

3. Mix everything together thoroughly and set aside for at least 20 minutes to marinate.

Prawn curry

4. Prepare the curry base in a blender by combining 2 big onions, 1 tsp pepper, ½ tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, and 3-4 green chilies. Make a smooth, fine purée out of them and set them aside.

Prawn curry

5. In a pan, heat the oil and sizzle 1/4 tsp cumin seeds.

6. Add 10-15 curry leaves and fry for a minute, or until crisp.

7. Now, add the ground onion puree to the hot oil and cook until the puree changes colour and oil begins to ooze out.

8. Add 1tsp ginger paste and saute for a good one minute.

9. Then, add 1 tsp garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes, or until the raw smell has gone away.

10. After the raw garlic smell has faded, add ½ a cup of tomato puree and simmer until it turns mushy and the oil begins to ooze out.

Prawns curry

11. Now, add 1tsp red chili powder and season with salt, and close cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the spices turn fragrant.

12. Add ½tsp garam masala powder and ¼tsp turmeric to the mixture once they have become fragrant.

13. Then, add 1 cup of coconut milk and simmer for 2 minutes.

Prawn curry

14. Add the marinated prawns and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they are perfectly cooked.

Prawns curry

15. Remove from the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Prawn curry

16. Serve this delectable Prawn Curry over plain rice, roti, or chapati.

Prawn curry
Prawn curry

Prawn curry | How to make Prawn masala curry with coconut milk

Srilatha
Prawn curry is an authentic Indian-style prawn dish that is a very simple dish filled with delicious flavors and yummilicious tastes. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Curry, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Prawns
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 Onion Large
  • ¾ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 Green chilies small
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • ½ cup Tomato puree
  • 2 tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Devein the prawns by making an incision on the rear and drawing the black line out. 
  • Now, clean them by rinsing them twice or three times with vinegar and then with water. Drain the water from them.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the prawns, turmeric, salt, and lemon juice.
  • Mix everything together thoroughly and set aside for at least 20 minutes to marinate.
  • Prepare the curry base in a blender by combining onions, pepper, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and green chilies. Make a smooth, fine purée out of them and set them aside.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and sizzle cumin seeds.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for a minute, or until crisp.
  • Now, add the ground onion puree to the hot oil and cook until the puree changes colour and oil begins to ooze out.
  • Add ginger paste and saute for a good one minute.
  • Then, add garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes, or until the raw smell has gone away.
  • After the raw garlic smell has faded, add tomato puree and simmer until it turns mushy and the oil begins to ooze out.
  • Now, add the red chili powder and season with salt and close cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the spices turn fragrant.
  • Add garam masala powder and turmeric to the mixture once they have become fragrant.
  • Then, add the coconut milk and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the marinated prawns and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they are perfectly cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve this delectable Prawn Curry over plain rice, roti, or chapati.